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Stolen Items Found in Teen's Trashed Car

Updated: Monday, March 4 2013, 07:02 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- Everyone remembers their first car, right down to the make and model.

One teen says his memories where shattered after someone stole his car last week.

"I named my car red after my dog."

Ben who asked that we not Use his last name says someone stole his car from his driveway in the 100 block of Oakland Park Avenue last Thursday.

Columbus police found his car in an abandoned garage on Reeb Avenue a few days layer. The windows were smashed and the ignition was completely destroyed.

Repairs are expected to cost roughly $1000.

Ben says while cleaning out the car he found a $50 gift card and a portable thumb drive that didn't belong to him.

"I opened up the documents inside thinking the drive would lead me to the person who stole my car," said Ben.

Instead he found another car theft victim.

"I followed the name and saw a Facebook post that the guy's car had been stolen the same night as my same way same incident," said Ben.

Police have not connected the two car thefts but are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-462-TIPS.

Reporter: Dave DetlingStolen Items Found in Teen's Trashed Car

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